Funeral services for Marion S. “Jay” White, conducted by Brother Fulton Smith, were held Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Lake City Church of Christ in Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Restlawn Cemetery of Lake City.
Mr. White died Monday, June 11, 2018, at the McLeod Hospice House of Florence. He was born August 17, 1933, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Mrs. Bennie Graham White and Jacob White. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from Tomlinson Adult Education Center in Kingstree. He was a member of Lake City Church of Christ, where he led prayers, read scriptures, sang on the church choir, led songs, and visited various nursing homes. He sang in a quartet. He was a great stockbreeder, carpenter, and seamstress. He played baseball with the Mouzon Tigers and the Kingstree Reds. He was a very good pitcher. Wellman Industries in Johnsonville employed him for several years and Hardee’s in Lake City. Four siblings, Mary White Burgess, Willie White, Samuel White, and James White, preceded him in death.
Survivors are: one sister, Elizabeth Snowden of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; eight nephews; and three nieces.
Funeral services for Eli Brockington, conducted by Sis. Sheneshia B. Fitts, were held Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.
Mr. Brockington died Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was born February 8, 1958, in Kingstree. As a child, he loved sports, especially basketball and football. After high school, he attended St. Paul College for a year, where he played football. After that year, he joined the United States Navy and served his country for 20 years. A brother, Willie Brockington, III, and his mother, Viola Ree Brockington, and father, Willie Brockington, Jr., preceded him in death.
Survivors are: four children, Sheneshia B. Fitts (Eric) of Rolesville, North Carolina; Shelia B. Durant (Charles) of Seal Beach, California; Jasmine Brockington of California, Maryland; and Carlos York of Kingstree; four siblings, Lila Graham, Michael Brockington, Jerry Brockington, and Greg Johnson; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise “Lousa” Morant, conducted by the Rev. William A. Pinckney, were held Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Bethel AME Church of Lane. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the McKnight Cemetery of Lane.
Mrs. Morant died Monday, June 25, 2018. She was born June 23, 1932, in Lane, the daughter of the late Joe Sumter, Sr. and Lettie Sumter. She was employed in Myrtle Beach in the hospitality industry until she retired. She attended Bethel AME Church, where she served as Usher and sang on the choir. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star - Friendly Sisters Chapter #380. She attended Vital Aging in Greeleyville. She was married to the late Francis Morant. Seven siblings, Martha Dukes, Rodena Tisdale, Mary Dukes, Sarah Parson, Andrew Sumter, Gus Sumter, and Joe Sumter, Jr.; and a grandson, Tiress Morant, that she raised as her own, preceded her in death.
Survivors are: four daughters, Dora Sumpter and Kathaleen Morant of Lane; Francina Morant of St. Petersburg, Florida; and Jessie Morant of Brooklyn, New York; one son, Jeremiah Morant (Shenita) of Fort Myers, Florida; one brother, Robert Sumter (Queen) of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister, Modlee Kelty of St. Petersburg, Florida; a special “adopted” daughter, Lethia Clemons (Lester) of St. Petersburg, Florida; 10 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Williams, conducted by the Rev. Quintero Taylor, were held Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Macedonia Baptist Church of Lane. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the McKnight Cemetery of Lane.
Mrs. Williams died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at her mother’s home in Lane. She was born July 7, 1959, in Lane, the daughter of Martharine Brown and the late Herbert Brown, Sr. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County Schools, graduating from C.E. Murray High School. She was married to the late Joseph Williams. A son, Derrick Brown, and three siblings, Herbert Brown Jr., Marthanne Brown and Thelma Brown, preceded her in death. Throughout the years, she was employed as a housekeeper.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, are: one son, Robert Brown of Lane; one daughter, Valarie Williams of Kingstree; two brothers, James Pasley of Lane; and Harry Pasley (Rebecca) of Miami, Florida; four sisters, Addie Dantley of Lehigh, Florida; Lula Brown of Lane; and Catherine Moultrie (Medwelt) and Lear Brown, both of Miami, Florida; a special friend and companion, William Hodge; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services for Moses “OC” Williams, conducted by the Rev. Lillian Washington and Pastor Dr. Beverly J. Williams, were held Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Wesley United Methodist Church of Moncks Corner. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Old Nazareth Cemetery of Moncks Corner.
Mr. Williams died Monday, June 25, 2018, in Manhattan, New York. He was born January 5, 1938, in Allendale, the son of the late Joseph and Catherine B. Williams. He was educated in the public schools of Allendale County. He was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Allendale. He was married to the late Wilhelmina Grant Williams. In 1968, he moved to New York City and was employed by Simco Shoe Warehouse and also worked for the City of New York. He retired in 2013. In New York, he was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and member of the Usher Board. Five siblings, Martha Jones, Mary (Lizzy) Gordon, Helen Lewis, Lubertha Williams, and Willie Daniel Williams, preceded him in death.
Survivors are: 10 children, Suzanne Williams and Cassius Williams, both of Aiken; Charles Bruce Williams (Audrey) of Moncks Corner; Loretta Mansel (Tommy) of Huger; Pennell Williams, Jackie and Joyice Williams, Molissha and Jason McRae, all of New York; and Monique Jenkins Williams of Florida; one brother, Elijah Williams of Moncks Corner; one sister, Bernice Reid (Herbert) of Moncks Corner; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Darren Goodman, Matthew Brooks, Thomas Lee Grant, Donnie Hutchinson, Soloman Gordon, and Ollie Manigo.
Funeral services for T.J. McKnight, conducted by the Rev. Manuel Fogel, were held Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Great Present AME Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Rouse Cemetery of Andrews.
Mr. McKnight died Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was born November 17, 1956, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Lee Sell June and Lillie Ruth June. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was employed by Oneita Knitting and Jamestown Wood Mill for several years. A brother preceded him in death.
Survivors are: five children, Timmy Franklin (Stephanie) of Atlanta, Georgia; Anthony McKnight of Winnsboro; Michael McKnight and Andrea Davis (Anthony), both of Kingstree; and Andre McKnight of Georgetown; one stepdaughter, Erica McCullough of Kingstree; four brothers, Willie McKnight (Minnie), Thomas June (Betty), and Johnny Lee (Carolyn), all of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Minister Joseph McKnight (Gail) of Trio; one sister, Nena June of Trio; two cousins who were like sisters to him, Minnie Lee McKnight and Sandra Evans; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services for Johnie Vice, conducted by Bishop Jeremiah Ravenell and Elder Neal Hester, were held Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the Christ Fellowship Holiness Church of St. Stephen. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Bethlehem Cemetery of Alvin.
Mr. Vice died Saturday, June 23, 2018. He was born April 26, 1937, in South Carolina, the son of the late Willie and Ella Vice. He was educated at Laural Hill School. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland and pursued a career in law enforcement for a short period of time. Soon after, he became employed at Bethlehem Steel Company in Sparrows Point, Maryland for many years until retirement. After retirement, he decided to become an entrepreneur and open a neighborhood grocery store. He was married to the late Ruth Green Vice. He later returned to his hometown and continued to farm and work on his land. He was a member of Alice Temple Apostolic Church in St. Stephen, where he was a member of the Usher Board. A stepdaughter, Rosa Parker (Willie), and four siblings, Jack, Winnie Mae, Moses, and Herman, preceded him in death.
Survivors are: three children, Anthony Vice (Barbara), Karlis Vice (Sherille), and Kartarii Lee (Richard); three stepchildren, Emiller Byrd (Charles), Georgia Stern, and Preston Greene (Centry); one sister, Inetha Turner; 24 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula M. “ Mudar” Hays, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Hermon Gibson, Jr., and Elder Kelvin J. Scott, were held Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Mt. Olive M.B. Churchyard Cemetery of Kingstree.
Mrs. Hays died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Regency Hospital of Florence. She was born November 29, 1943, the daughter of the late Jake Levine and Ila Mitchum Levine. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. She left South Carolina and moved to Durham, North Carolina for many years. Later she moved to New York where she lived for over 40 years before returning back to Kingstree. She was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. She was married to the late Cleveland Hays. She was employed by the National Association of Doll Manufacturers, Inc. in New York, the Boys Home and as a foster mother for the State of New York. She was given the City Council Citation by the City of New York as an Outstanding Citizen on June 22, 1998. Four siblings, Andrew Levine, Lula Singletary, Mary Hanley, and Bernice Fulton, preceded her in death.
Survivors are: two sons, James Scott (Doreen) and Antoine Hays, both of Kingstree; two sisters, Annie Tisdale and Bessie Myers, both of Kingstree; three brothers, Casey Levine (Lizzie) and James Levine, both of Kingstree; and Isaac Mitchum (Carrie) of McIntosh, Florida; a very special aunt who was like a mother, Ester Glenn of Durham, North Carolina; a special niece, Edna Tisdale of Kingstree; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Edward Louis Wilson, Jr.
Funeral services for Edward Louis “Big E or Big Worm” Wilson, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Joe E. Lockwoood, were held June 27, 2018, at the St. Mary AME Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Mary AME Church Cemetery of Salters.
Mr. Wilson died Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was born October 27, 1982, in Kingstree, the son of Patricia Wilson Frasier and the late Edward Louis (LJ) Wilson. As a young boy, he attended D. P. Cooper Elementary School. He graduated from C.E. Murray High School in 2001. He joined his father in a family operated business in construction. He attended Williamsburg Technical College, where he received his degree in construction trades. In April 2002, he became an owner operator truck driver, where he provided trucking services to the company CRST. He was a member of St. Mary AME Church, where he served as a Board of Trustee member and sang with the male chorus. His father, Edward Louis Wilson, preceded him in death.
Survivors, addition to his mother, are: his wife, Mrs. LaQuinsha Lanette Wilson of Salters; one daughter, Leyani Aniya Wilson of Salters; one son, Lathan Wilson of Salters; three sisters, Janee’ Wilson of Fort Mill; Mrs. Erica McCray (Charles) of Rock Hill; and Geonna McCrea of Tampa, Florida; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Gloria Brown (Jay) of Greeleyville; and his father-in-law, Milton Moore of Greeleyville.
Funeral services for Wesley “ Wes” Washington, conducted by the Rev. John Williams, were held Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Inez M. Henryhand Memorial Chapel of St. Stephen. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery of Pineville.
Mr. Washington died Thursday, June 28, 2018. He was born November 18, 1946, in Russellville, the son of the late Namon and Evelyn Washington. He received part of his education at J.K. Gourdin Elementary School, before locating at an early age to Baltimore, Maryland, continued with his education in the Baltimore City Public Schools System. He attended the New Pentecostal Baptist Church in Baltimore. During his life, he was employed in several businesses, including Crown Super Market and Anchor Fence. Thirty years ago, he returned to Russellville/Pineville. Upon his return to South Carolina, he worked for a few years as a contractual employee with the Naval Weapons Station. Upon his marriage, he raised two grandchildren, Antonio Wilkins and Kelly Slater; one great-grandchild, Qualik Nelson as his own. Two brothers, Franklin and Alfonso Washington, preceded him in death.
Survivors are: his wife, Rose Allen Washington; one brother, Edward Washington; three sisters, Barbara Washington of Bel Air, Maryland; and Diane Hazelton and Sharon Washington-Bond of Baltimore, Maryland; his stepson, Vince Allen; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Vince Allen, Drake Campbell, Timothy Green, Sandy Williams, Michael Washington, and Antonio Wilkens.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Lee McCown Shaw, conducted by the Rev. James C. Lane, were held Friday, July 6, 2018, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Paul U. M. Churchyard Cemetery of Kingstree.
Mrs. Shaw died Friday, June 29, 2018, at her residence. She was born May 1, 1956, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Robert McCown and Ila McCown. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was married to the late Charles Shaw. She worked as a seamer. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Three brothers, Robert McCown, Jr., Rollie McCown, and A.D. McCown, preceded her in death.
Survivors are: six sisters, Onita Boyd (James) and Hester Gamble (James), both of Kingstree; and Hazel Scott (Louise), Shirley Scott, Dorothy Fulton and Elizabeth Wright, all of Rochester, New York; and four brothers, Eli, Sam, Melvin and Amos Moyd.
Edward Mitchum, III
Funeral services for Edward “Ed” Mitchum, III, conducted by the Rev. Jerry L. Dicks, were held Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.
Mr. Mitchum died Friday, June 29, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence. He was born August 6, 1973, in Kingstree, the son of John Edward “Son” Mitchum and the late Rosa Lee Grant. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He attended St. Mark Elementary and Williamsburg Blakeley Elementary and High School of Kingstree.
Survivors, in addition to his father of Kingstree, are: four brothers, Antonio Murphy, Fredrick Murphy, Tyrone Murphy and Quartral McFadden, all of Kingstree; six sisters, Ashley Murphy, Invia McFadden, and Kala Renee Mitchum, all of Kingstree; Tara M. Green of Andrews; Shawnta Washington of Lane; and Jolunda Mitchum of Buffalo, New York; and special persons, Papa James and Mama Rosland McClary that took him as one of their children.